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an experienced boat er goes missing on the occoquan river. the search for her continues and her family fears the worst. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiters. we're going to get to the news in a moment. first meteorologist cck bell with the forecast. if you thought yesterday was beautiful, even better today. >> optimism reigns supreme. great kite flying weather as
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advertised. today not as good for kite flying but warmer with just as much sunshine. a little good news for everybody on your sunday morning forecast. clear sks overhead. we will see a few clouds coming in from time to time this afternoon but they are not going to be any rainmakers. you don't have to worry about rain today. it has gotten chilly outside this morning. culpepper down to 43. manassas and warnen ton 39 degrees and even here in washington we finally cracked the 50-degree barrier now down to 48 degrees at national airport under a generally clear sky. no real weather problems for us today. a bubble of high pressure is is in charge. out ahead of a weak cool front coming our way tomorrow. warm sunshine for today. temperatures up into the low and mid-70s today so that's great news for anythin you want to do outside and if you're going to spend the day tailgating, oh, the colts, the redskins, here tonight at 8:15. 65 degrees kickoff.
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perfect weather for a redskins win. >> that's what we like to here. the way to set itu chuck. >> awkward pause. >> thank you, chuck. this morning the certificse on for woman who disappeared on the occoquan river yesterday afternoon. family members say the missing woman knew the water well and always made a point to check in. she put her boat in the water at sandry run regional pa late yesterday morning and has not been seen since. darcy encer reports. >> reporter: she is very experienced on the water n. fact she comes out here to the coquan river very often and does practice runs. relatives have no idea what may have happened out here today. a missing boater's husband and son wait and worry as searchers continue to look r the 65-year-old woman. fairfax county fire and rescue officials say she went out on the river in her skull boat at sandy run in fairfax and hasn't
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been seen since. workers at the park realized something was wrong late in the afternoon. >> they had a check-in system, a check-out system and noticed around 5:30 that she had not checked in. they noticed her boat sn't inside the boathouse. her car was still in the parking lot so they decided, hey, let's go out and look for her. >>eporter: all they found was the woman's capsized boat in the river. those workers called 911 launching an all-out search. authorities using a helicopter and four boats but have not fod the woman. so far they're not releasing her name. >> she is here a lot. they know her. that's how they knew she was missing. she comes out almost every day. i think s was getting ready for a race torrow so she came to get warmed up for that. >> reporter: the boats were pulled out of the water once it was too dark to continue the search. they will continue their efforts to fd this missing boater some time in the morning. in fairfax station, darcy spencer, news 4.
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five men arrested and accused of killing a men outside a "u" street bar are out of jl on lesser charges. the five dc-9 workers were arraigned for aggravated assa t assault. ali ahmed mohammedied after being kicked and stomped. they believe the bar workers were upset mohammed had thrown a brick through a window after being kicked out of the club. the case relies on controversial witness testimony. >> anyone who knows bill seler would quickly understand that he's incapable of hurting anyone. >> we depend on the witness. >> after being released a five men were placed under a high intensity supervision program including electronic monitoring. they will return to court next month for a preliminary hearing. a maryland woman is alive this mning. now that doesn't sound like a pical news headline, but
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police thought she had been dead for days. police found 89-year-old ruth johnson motionle on the floor of her floor in maryland. p police say it looked like she'd been there for some time. three hos later a member of the state anatomy board went to take her body away. johnson had indicated she wanted to donate her body to science. but at that moment johnson let out a cry and moved her arm. she was then rushed to a hospitalnd was released three days ago. she has since been placed in hospice care. crews from dc. water are still working to repair a large water main that burst near the national mall. that happened just after 10:00 friday night near 9th and constituti constitution. constitution remains closed this morning between 9th and 12th streets. crews plan to have the main fixed some time this morning. they hope to havthe road repairs done and the street reopened by rush hour tomorrow morning. in decision 2010 early voting opens in washington, d.c., tomorrow. polls at the d.c. board of elections headquarters will be
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open from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. four more sites open saturday. voters will get to elect a new mayor, chair of the dk city council. trying to drum up support ahead of t midterm elections. president obama spoke at a rally in boston for fellow democrat and massachusetts governor da val patrick. former alaska governor sarah palin addressed supporters at an rnc rally in orange county, california. arizona senator john mccain stumped for california senate candidate carly fiorina. >> she will hit the ground running and will be an instant impact and star. >> how about november 2nd is freedom day and we take it back for the little guy? >> don't let them take this country backwards because we did not have the convict shi 0 on t
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fight. >> they will head for a receptiofor gornor ted strickland and then a dnc fund-raiser and a rally at oh state university. coming up on seven after the hour, 57 degrees outside and, chuck, you say it's going to another beautiful day. >> absolutely right. things are looking great for today. there are some chilly, soggy changes kind of hanging out there. we'll give you a the details on that coming up.
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bob ehrlich says he wants to fix maryland. but he increased state spending by record amounts. ehrlich raised $3 billion in taxes and fees... including property taxes... and a 40% increase in college tuition. and now he's made over $1 billion in new promises... with no plans to p for them... except for cutting education. cuts that will lay oeachers and increase class sizes. that's not a budget. and bob ehrlich's not e kind of leader... we can trust.
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volunteers in northern virginia rolled up their sleeves to help clean up theotomac river this weekend. yesterday ams fanned out along the water front in alexandria and picked up trash that might otherwise make its way into the water. one group started at founder's park. people have participated in this event for the last 15 years rain or shine. >> my dog picks up trash on walks but i can't get her to put it in the trash can can. w wouldn't that be cool? >> that would be dog training well spent there, no doubt. beautiful weather for the cleaning up of the river there as well as anything you wanted to do. a lot of folks just decided to outside and take a stroll around town yesterday. a good day to do that. today also will be a very nice day for outdoor activity so if you have something you'd like to get done today,ou're not going to be able to blame me for not
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getting it out of the way. skies are mostly clear over washington right now. the temperatures have finally dipped into the 40s. reagan national had made it to 50 on the nose three times. today we finally went under 50 degrees for the first time since may 11th. current temperature in washington a chilly 48 degrees out there with a 42 degree dew point. winds have turned fairly light now out of the southwest at only six miles an hour. winds will have a westerly component for much of the day. out across the virginia piedmont, cool spots this morning. much of fauquier county down into prince william county, upper 30s to around the 40-degree mark so some very chilly stuff. the winds stayed up just enough to keep temperatures in the mid-40s. mid to upper 40s along the bay. bay water temperatures warm so that's influenci those temperatures quite a bit. back out to our west it's 50 in
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chicago right now and 48 here. that means no real shot of cold air coming our way just yet. what's going to cool our with weather down is the increase in cloud cover over the next 48 hours or so, so enjoy it it. high pressure in charge. a general light westerly wind will put temperatures in the low and mid-70s for a time this afternoon. cooler weather thanks to addition cloud cover coming our way the second half of the day tomorrow. more likely as you get into monday night, tuesday/wednesday time frame. sunshi will be a limited. this very weak weather front will come drifting down late this evening and overnight tonight. sort of hang up and wash out the area. as it does so clouds will be on the crease. sort of keep that in mind and this is by tuesday morning at 8:00 on our future cast model. a chance for light rain here. good color. still the ak color up into the poconos. sunshine, warm. breezy at times. not all that gusty like it was
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yesterday. low to mid-70s. tomorrow morning sshine giving way to some clouds by later on in the afternoon with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. ravens fans a on the rad taking on the patriots. and there's our four-day foreca forecast. 75 today. that's the pick of the litter, though. rain showers, although they're not going to be all that heavy are likely for both tuesday and wednesday before we dry it out and already the early lean on next weekend looking good so far. >> that's wh we like to hear. thanks a lot, chuck. now to major league baseball playoffs. the first game of the national league championship series boasted two of the best pitchers in the game in roy halladay and tim lincecum. outfielder cody ross hit two solo home runs in the giants' 4-3 win to take a 1-0 series
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lead. lincecum got the win going seven innings while striking o eight. game two of the series is tonight as jonathan sanchez squares off against roy oswalt. meanwhile, there was no yankee comeback in gme two. the rangers pounded the bronx bombers 7-2 tying up the series at 1-1. game three of this series happens on monday. in my best sportscastevoice. the caps need overtime in nashville and a major upset in following football. >> hakem dermish has those stories and more in your "sports minute." good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with capitals on the road in nashville. a thriller in music city. the game tied at 2-2 in overplay. ov ovechkin over shoots but is deflected by brooks in front. stellar in net, made 37 saves. the caps win 3-2 in overtime.
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they've won four straight. college football, mayor marp at clemson. danny o'brien threw three interceptions including one returned for a touchdown. the terps lose to the tigers 31-7. it's maryland's tenth straight road loss vachlt have a tech hosting wake forest, tie rod taylor had three passing, one rushing. they go on to win big. virginia tech has won five straight. ohio state on the road at number 18 wisconsin. late noufourth quarter and they seal it. it's the second straighteek a number one is knocked off. elsewhere virginia loses 44-10 to north carolina and navy defeats smu 28-21 later tonight it's the redskins and colts at 8:20 here on nbc 4. that's yourports minute. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. and talking about the r redskins if you're heading to
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the game tonight you'll be able to take the metro home. they will stay open an additional hour to accommodate skins fans closing at 1:00 a.m. if the game doesn't go into overtime. the last blue line train heading to francon will depart 12:24. extra metro personnel will be on hand to help riders. next up is reporters notebook. a look at stories affecting our community. and my apologies to roy oswalt because i know he's watching this morning. we'll be back in about 15 minutes with the morning's top stories andyour sunday forecast. but for now here's pat lawson muse. good morning. i'm pat lawson muse. we begin this morning with the big story of the week in washington. michelle rhee stepping down as chancellor. she made the announcement on weesday morning calling it a mutual decision reached by her and presumptive mayor elect gray. rhee called her decision heartbreaking but said the two agreed the best way to keep school reform going is for the
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reformer to step aside. her replacement hendson, a key figure in school reform. she had a hand in the firing of central office workers in 2008. and she s the lead negotiator in the protracted teacher talks. first off, were you surprised by the timing of michelle rhee's resignation? >> no. >> no. i wasn't so surprised. >> yes, i was. >> many people thought she might stay around at least until after the general election. >> many thought she would stay around until the election -- i mean the inauguration or until after the school year. but the fa is after you think about it, you can well understand why michelle rhee, if i were in her shoes, why i would leave, too. i'm a superstar right now and it's best to get out right now. >> one of the advantages, though, for vincentray is hs now free to do a search and i would hope not for a replacement
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as if one person makes a difference as it relates to reform but put together a team. i'm hearing from people what they would like is really input from everybody because that was part of the problem and that's parents, teachers, students, and make it a collective effort. >> dave, what does his appointment of henderson and his decision to keep rhee's whole leadership team say about his reform strategy? >> well, it's an attempt at continuity. if you supported generally what michelle rhee was doing, then you should be hopeful. if you didn't like michelle rhee and thought she was taking us on the wrong track, i'm not so sure about that. the pressure is on the mayor now. the mayor has to make sure that the city, the reform effort continues, that people wh are waiting to criticize over how
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badly the schools are going to go, don't get a chance, don't get their foot in anywhere. he has to make sure this continues and the interim person stays on permanently or not. the bottom line, joe made a good point. people want a collective effort. but what they really want and will insist on is better schools. and some people think they were getting better. some don't. they want better schools. if they don't get that, they'll be angry. >>hat if vincent gray kept kara henderson who is said to be better at politics than michelle rheeas? >> i really don't know what the answer to that would be. she obviously is a career washington education individual. she's well thought of. and you know what tends to happen, sometimes when you put someone in a position like that, they bloom. they blossom. they become their own person.
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so i don't know the answer to that. she wouldn't be a bad choice. >> one thing about henlder son, number one, she has 13 years of experience not under michelle ee but under d.c. schools. now she might have been aart of the teach america team. that's what that team is with michelle rhee but there's one thing about her personalitthat came out and that is that she is an outreacher. she likes to reach out. she is going to be -- i mean, she would be conducive to the great aim of bringing everybody in. >> the political end of this, that may be the really good thing. michelle rhee was criticized for having -- being incense it tiff toeople, having a tin ear on the political side of what she was doing, as brilliant as an innovator as she might have been. if this woman has that kind of talent. >> the only thing you have to worry about, though, sometimes
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when you have an interim, the agreement is you wille the interim and you won't seek the position. so we don't know what the arrangement is. we didn't find out at the news conference. martin o'malley and robert erlich faced off in their first debates last week. the first wasaped at a tv station in baltimore focused on jobs, education, and all those negative ads that are flooding the airways and the internet. the second was co-hosted by t"te washingtonost." in the first debate things got testy, guys. the candidates hammered away at each other's records and both claimed victory and a lot of folks said it's really nasty. >> they've been down this road before. this is old fight. i'm just wondering to myself as i watch these debates, pat, and
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heard about this in maryland, i'm just wondering myself, what's new? other than the fact you're going to accuse o'malley of more taxes and, of course, the fa o'malley says erlich wins, your education programs are going to be cut. what's new? >> these guys aren't just playing at it like a lot of politicians do, taking advantage of a slugfest. they really don't like each other. o'malley -- erlich doesn't think o o'malley has done as much as he has. and o'malley says toer li erlict did he do? it will be a return to a bad govern governorship. nothing has really changed and the voters will have to decide whether they want to go back to erlich omove ahead with o'malley. >> so are we hearing enough detailabout what their plans are going to be? >> no. no. and you won't hear it in first
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debates. now you may hear it in other feature debates but the first one it is like a prize fight. it's like the first round. they just punch at each other. they insult each other. they try to -- like erlich referring to governor o'malley as gov. i mean, you know, that's a putdown. you don't even want to give him the full title of governor. the people of maryland deserve much more than this and these difficult times that people will be facing in that state. you have problems related to prince george's county. th of them have problems that you've got to get that in order. >> baltimore. >> balmore in particular and none of that came out in the debate. >> both have been accused of raising big questions but of not having any real facts, any plans, any definite items to make maryland better. >> and i think future debates hopefully you'll see more detail discussion. hopefully. >> hopefully. >> we have to take a break.
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there is a slugfest going on. simeon claims the race is tied. connolly's camp is optimistic he will win re-election. they met in a debate last week. this re is increasingly seen as a test case for how large republican gains could be two weeks from now in the general election. two years ago connoy beat simeon by 12 points. >> things have changed a lot. >> inwo years. >> and jerry connolly is running -- he's running scared. he's tried to be a very moderate democrat. he has opposed the president on key ises. he waited the longest time before he went for health care. he has opposed some of the
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financial initiives the esident has had and he has split with the president over the tax cuts for those above $250,0. he's not limiting himself as i understand it to the middle class area. he's tried to be the perfect democrat in a possibly republican-leaning district. finnian has a lot of voter anger and this is going to be a real test. >> not only the tea party does he have behind him. he has a governor behind him and that is governor mcdonald who, of course, has been leaning with the a party and their convention just recently but more in the republican platform. so i think o'connell is facing somebody he has never faced in his political career before. and that is a whole different atmosphere, attitude about incumbency. >> it's also one of the wealthiest districtsn the country which is why you have this moderate position that he's
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takeparticularly as it relates to taxes. it's a tight race and accusations back and forth, if i had to make a prediction, i think the incumbent is going to squeak by but if he doesn't, then watch the rest of the country. and on that particular district -- >> it should be abellwether. >> commuters who travel in and around the tyson's corner area arshifting gears, so to speak, thanks to a series of new road closures. among the changes, all four lanes of the beltway have been shifted to the left over chain bridge road. hot lanes between springfield and the dulles toll road can be completed. that could take two years. and then the ramp from chain bridge road to the beltway will be closed for up to two years. they will have to use the
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left-turn traffic light before the capital one building. and this matters to you. >> just continue. >> the price of progress. what a mes. >> congestion. >> you did a good b. >> steve, who is running this says it's a tough situation but to get to the future sometimes you have to go through the pain and bite the traffic bullet. now nice for him to say when people are stuck in traffic. i don know if they'll agree with that. a lot of people would say, that's right. to get things better you have to have -- look what we went through in d.c. when the subway was being built. >> i was just reading where 70,000 people use chain bridge on a day. that's a lot of traffic.
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whether you think you're up in some county in new hampshire sore some place. >> it is also urban planners get ahead of themselves. >> right. they plan -- tyson's corner one and then they built tyson's corner two and the highways are that narrow and they realize, oh, we have to widen the highways. it's never been comprehensive. the other thing, itshows growth and i would add, also, with the metro there's an advanta. you have people who work in the buildings, they work retail. now they had to drive their own vehicles. now they have a car. this is progress. remember u-street? >> we remember u-street. >> thank god for ben's chili bowl. you have to look at progress. >> you have to look at the
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growing population, too. coming to washington that was predicted. >> it's not a good issue for politicians. >> employment, come on, folks are working, too. somebody is orking >> the church community has lost a giant, co-founder of the jericho city of praise passed away suffering from cancer. she built the mistry to a 19,000-member congregation that occupies sprawling campus next to fedex field. it was a nondenomation church and is. one of of few women to lead a mega church. >> that, for me, is the fact she
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is living proof women can teach from the pulpit. it's antiquated attitude that women somehow can't lead in a religious environment, andhe was living proof you can. >> she was -- >> you get the final word, jerry. >> she was a high star in community and religion and i think that's important. >> rest inpeace. >> betty peebles gone at the age of 76 but never forgotten. thanks for being with us. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues. good morning and welcome. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist.
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a quick check on our forecast chuck bell is here with all those details. chuck? a good looking day outside today. another clear sky. y have a few fair weather clouds. as a result we are looking for a beauty of a sund today. get out and enjoy it. sun rise more than 45 minutes away. a little wait time in front of us before the sun comes up. temperatures are in the chilly 40s. even reagan national airport finally made it down 50 degrees for the first time since may. upper 40s alongside the bay into beautiful southern mayryland. clear skies overhead. bubble of high pressure will keep us warm and dry today. plenty of sunshine. temperatures should climb into the low to mid-70s for a time this afternoon so great weather for anything you nt to do outside today.
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and i suspect 90,000 people for the kickoff. the colts and the redskins. we almost, now we don't like rain on the weekend but a windy, ugly day may have helped us beat the lts because they're a dome team. >> the game hasn't happened chuck. >> i know. i'm pulling are for the redskins, 2120. >> what happened to the optimism on this side ofhe desk? >> i'm optimistic about the forecast. >> that's where it stops. in our headlines now rescue crews plan to continue the search for a woman who disappeared on the occoquan river. the 65-year-old woman put her boat in the water at sandy run park in fairfax station late saturday morning and hasn't been seen since. family members say the missing woman knew the water well and always makes a point to check in. but employee at the park realized something was wrong when the woman hadn't returned or checked in in several hours. they had a system, check in system and check out system, they noticed around 5:30 she had not checked in.
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her boat wasn't inside the boathouse. her car was still in the parking lot. they decided, hey, let's go out and look for her. >> the woman's boat wasound capsized on the river. she's a regular and was preparing for a race today. rescuers are meeting at 7:00 this morning. five men charged with murder are out of jail this morning. the charges against them dropped down to aggravated assault. that's because the coroner's office has not found evidence to back up the original murder charges. news 4's derrick ward has the very late et cetera. >> reporter: evan preler, william spieler, carter, philips, learned outside the courtroom of the reduced charges. meanwhile, ali ahmed mohammed's father awaits justice. attorneys for the men had
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statements who called it vigilante justice. >> chief lanier jumped to conclusions without the benefit of a full and thorough investigation. we find it unfortunate and improper. >> it's irresponsible. ill considered and thoughtless. >> reporter: police say the victim broke the club window after being denied entry. court documents say that two witnesses saw the victim with a brick and then heard glass breaking and saw the vic running with a group of men in pursuit. those same witnesses according to the document saw one of the men identifieds evan prellor catch mohammed be a throw him to the ground and the others kick and stomp the victim. that same witness said spieler stopped once police approached and attempted to flag down an officer. another witness was less clear on the role played by defendants carter, philips and spieler in the incident. >> anyone who knows bill spieler would quickly understand that he's incapable of hurting anyone.
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>> we depend on witness and for justice to be served. >> reporter: this club remains closed until further notice and the five defendants whose case actually began with a broken window, they will be due back in court on november 8th. in the district, derrick ward, news 4. an elderly woman believed to dead for days suddenly moves. poli found 89-year-old ruth johnson motionless onthe floor of her home. the officers said it looked like she had been there for some time. three hours later as an anatomy board member went to take her body away -- she had indicated she wanted to donate her body to science -- johnso let out a cry and moved her arm. she was released three days ago from the hospital and has been placed in hospice care. police are investigating their initial response. the political heavyweights are out this wkend for decision 2010.
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today president obama and the first lady campaign in ohio. they join a long list of democrats and republicans trying to push the political momentum as we get closer to election day. nbc's brian mooar has their messages. >> reporter: sarah pal may not be running for office this time around but she's fighting to get as many republicans elected as she can. >> and so how about we make november 2nd freedom day and we take it back for the little guy? >> reporter: with washington's balance of power, up for grabs in just over two weeks, both parties have their heaviest hitters on the campaign trail thiseekend. before a veterans group in san diego, john mccain stumped for his frmer presidential campaign adviser, california senate hopeful carly fiorina. >> she will hit the ground running and will be an impact and star in the united states senate. >> reporter: together they opened fire on democratic senator barbara boxer. >> we must hold her accountable on november 2nd.
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>> reporter: president obama was in massachusetts to help out governor duvall patrick. >> the change you helped deliver in 2006 by giving duvall patrick fourp more years. reporter: in florida former new york mayor rudy giuliani stood behind gop senate candidate marco rubio. democrats and republicans alike al know a lot can happen between now and election day. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. and civil rights leader al sharpton is encouraging anyone who can voteo head to the polls. he is traveling the nation trying to energize the democratic base. yesterday he spoke at a church in philadelphia and called out thoswho are thinking of sitting out this election. >> what is on your schedule? name something yu've got so important on november 2nd that you can't take 20 minutes to go
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vote. >> sharpton's get out the vote tour heads to miami next. there he is scheduled to meet with ministers of black chur chls and visit early voting locations. >> well, alexandria cab drivers won't necessarily have toind their manners. the city council did approve some new rules for cab drivers but they did not include a controversial proposal that would regulate drivers' manners. the ordinance would have required cab drivers to be nice to passengers and the general public. it could have included fines or suspended driver's licenses. they did not think the measure was fair to cabbies. >> i don't want to go down the slippery slope that affects an indust that is not fair and equity to be applied citywide. >> some people questioned how you'd prove it, too. drivers must take two dispatch calls per day. that's on top of folks who hail taxis. also drivers will now face fines
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rather than suspension from work if a complaint is filed against them. don't have to be nice. are you okay with that? >> i'm okay with that. >> taking the new york approach? >> they've been as nice as you'd expect a randomerson to be unless somebody does something rude. >> passengers have to be nice, too. you can't legislate nice. it's 6:40 right now. still ahead, these two escaped convicts are on the run. wait unti you hear what they did to escape prison. >> we will introduce you to some people who spent yesterday just hanging around and jumping off bridges. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a universal gesture... ♪
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two tennessee inmates have a case of the runs. the two men used a metal object from a toilet to dig a hole through the wall in tennessee. authorities are still searching for the two convicted felons. 34-year-old george piece and marty joe cooper. the men were serving time on a long list of charges including evading arrest, reckless endangerment and theft. in 2007 police in the same ja discovered inmates were using a hole in the ceiling to sneak
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out, to buy cigarettes and then they would sneak back in. one of america's most beloved tv moms has died. barbara billingsley played june cleaver on "leave i to beaver." a spokesperson said she suffered from a rheumatoid disease. billingsley died yesterday at her home in santa monica, california. "leave it to beaver" debuted in 1957. the actress gained the title super mom for her portrayal of a gentle, supportive mother on the tv series. barbara billingsley was 94 years old. june cleaver was just ageless. >> everybody's mom. you knew the voice when you heard it and her temperament. legendary. >> i know. i wish i had just a modicum of her temperament. 6:44 right now. a temperate sky outside today. >> chuck, what dyou have? thin are looking good. anything you want to do outside today, there are rain chances, though, in the forecast. we'll get your sunday started coming up in about two minutes.
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welcome back. i had the heat on. >> and i wore a winter coat this morning. >> oh, my goodness gracious. really? >> i had my window open. >> really? >> i love the cool weather. >> it's good for you. >> i don't handle the cold very well. >> i understand. >> don't handle the cold very well. >> it's not even the end of october yet. and todawas ourirst day national got down to 50 degrees. >> we'll get you some long johns. >> why do i have the feeling it's going to be a long winter for some of us on the news desk
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around here? sunshine getting ready to come up in the eastern skies. it's going to be a nice day to be outside today enjoying the weather once again. not quite as much of a breeze today as we endured yesterday. a little planeload of folks coming in for an early morning arrival in washington. pleasant enough way to get your sunday started. a fall chill in the air. temperatures are in the upper 40to near 50 in many spots including downtown at reagan national airport. dew pointsave snuck up into the low 40s. a light southwesterly wind at six miles an hour. teeratures across much of northern virginia. a little cooler this morning than much of maryland. manassas down to warrenton all in the upper 30s thi morning and a few upper 30s scattered about portions of loudoun and fairfax county today. most everybody, though, in the low to mid-40s, the further east you go closer to the chesapeake bay. temperatures closer to 50 degrees. no real cold stuff anywhere on the map today. 46 in boston.
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50 in atlanta. 50 degrees in chicago. high pressure will provide us with a nice day. that big ocean storm heading up to the canadian maritimes. that area of low pressure goes away, high pressure fills in. a great looking day today. plenty of sunshine. temperatures warmer than yesterday. up into the low and mid-70s for much of the afternoon today. this very weak weather front is going to come through late into tomoow. on the other side of it we'll start to pick up more cloud cover tomorrow and as a result temperatures tomorrow upper 60s to near 70 once again. still at or slightly above average tomorrow and then ripples of low pressure come riding our way on the jet stream as we get to late monday night and tuesday bringing us an opportunity for showers as we get into tuesday and wednesday. near peak color acros pennsyania and extreme western maryland outto deep creek lake. most of russ in the low to just beginning the good color phase here in town. so for today sunshine, beautiful weather. nice and warm by mid-october
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standards. highs today low to mid-70s with a west wind 10 to 15. then tmorrow start iing off wit sunshine on your monday morning but clouds will win the day eventually and skies will be mostly cloudy by tomorrow night. the ravens have traveled to new england to take on the patriots today. good weather for that game. and also great weather for the skins game here in washington today. 75 our high today. 69 tomorrow ith the increasing clouds. 40% chance of some showers passing through the area on tuesday. % chance they're going to linger on into wednesday. an then drier weather and october classic weather returns for the second half of the week and on into next weekend. so there's still plenty of opportunities to bundle up and try to hang on through this brutal winter. >> really, yeah. >> we'll break out the superlates later. >> i'm going to be cold. there will be a heater under the de desk. >> we'll get you a little heatinpad to spread across your lap. >> the fire department will be
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in here. >> thanks, chuck. the capitals need overtime to decide their game with the predators and the terps hope to pull off an upset on the roadat clemson. >> hakem dermish has more this this morni's sports. good morning, everyone, we're talking hockey. game of the night in nashville. the surging capitals against the unbeaten predators. michael making the start in net for washington, his 110 saves rank in the top ten among goaltenders. meanwhile nashville's offense ranks fifth in goals per game. caps versus preds, it's music city madness. the capitals down 2-0. late second period where we start, caps on the power play but, uh-oh, they lose the puck and nashville, here they come. joel ward out front all by his losome on the breakaway but big time glove save. he finished with saves in the game. third period now, caps trail 1 2-1. off the face-off behind the net, brooks gets the puck. it's fleischman jo
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johnny-on-the-spot, shoots and scores. game tied at 2-2. stays that way after three periods. we go to oveime. in, caps on the power play again. pass to ovechkin. big-time slap shot deflected by brooks in front. it's the game-winner. caps win it 3-2 in overtime. they've won four in a row. college football now. after yesterday's game at clemson, maryland head coach ralph friedgen said this. sometimes i thi our guys think we're on an amusement trip. the closest amusement park to clemson is about two hours away. yesterday afternoon the terp looked like they staggered off the field losing their tenth straight game. we're at death valley not six flags. second quarter, first and goal for maryland. danny o'brien to darryl scott. terps get sneaky. half back pass. scott to o'brien. maryland touchdown.
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terps in front 7-3. ensuing kickoff, ellington had a big game. takes it to the 13 yard line. breaks through the middle. wow. terps trying to track him down but he's too fast. 87 yards for the touchdown. ellington finished with two tds. clemson in front, 10-7. fourth quarter now, terps trail 24-7. trying to get back into it. o'brien looking for his guy but xavi brewer picks off. returns it 61 yards for the score. o'brien, who hadn't thrown an interception this season, threw three yesterday. may maryland falls to 4-2. we're in blacksburg. frank beamer and the hokies playing wake forest on homecoming. fit quarter, no score. third and goal. taylor. this is pretty sweet. up to logan thomas. he's the backup quarterback. he can catc folks.
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take another look. one-handed grab. virginia tech up 7-0. a sign of things to come. later, more hokies. taylor with time. i mean a ton of time. here comes the pressure. spins out, runs back across the field and finds a wid open danny cole for a 25-yard touchdown. taylor had four touchdowns, three passing, one rushing. 49 pnts in the first half. they go on to win 52-21. virginia tech has won five straight. we're in charlottesville. the first play of the game not good for virginia. the tareels strike. it t.j. yates to dwight jones, the big fellow. slips a couple tackles. he's going down the sideline and he's saying bye-bye. 81 yards for the touchdown. carolina on top 7-0. ouch. later in the first, carolina leads 10-3 and the same two guys
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again. yates to jones the combo is working. to the end zone. makes the catch. 20-yard score. north carolina defeats mike london and the caps 44-10. it's the tar heels first win at virginia since 1981. all right. in annapolis navy taking on smu. the throw and picked off by navy's tyler simmons. wow. he a playmaker. that changes the game instantly. now navy with a chance to win it. handoff to alexander teach. he goes untouched into the checkerbrd end zone. navy wins a thriller 28-21 improving to 4-2. jim tressel and the buckeyes on the road at wisconsin. he has his sweater vest on. it didn't work in this game. opening kickoff, badgers come
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out swinging. i mean just a knock in the mouth. from the 3 yardine finds a seam. gone. an abundance of running. it's 7-0, wisconsin, just like at. fourth quarter, badgers up by three. this is smooth. check out the nice cut back right here. he's in for six. wisconsin upsets number one ohio state 31-18. it's the second week in a row a number one i knocked off. that's your morning sports. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. well, you often hear chuck bell saying go fly a kite. very politely, right, on good weather days. people in west virginia celebrated the bridge day festival the only way they knew how by jumping off a bridge. >> makes perfect sense. a crowd of 200,000 people came out to walk the bridge and watch base jpers launch themselves off the bridge for the festival
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in fayetteville. individuals, groups, even a man in a wheelchair -- this is an 876-foot drop off of the bridge. >> that's a long, long, long way down. >> it's not that long if the chute doesn't open. you can have it. >> my life's exciting enough without having to jump. >> a perfectly good bridge. why jump off of it? still more news 4 tod after the break. >> and viewpoint. stay with us. [ female announcer ] why is travel these days
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good morning. welcome to news 4 toy. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. the morning's news headlines are coming up. first, thgh, chuck bell joins us with a look at your weather headlines. chuck? the main headline today, sunshine returns, so that is good news for everybody who wants to get outsid and enjoy beautiful october weather around here. fall colors still about a week away from peak here in our western suburbs. might even be ten days to two weeks before it peaks here in downtown washington. outside right now just a few fair weather clouds drifting on
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by. 49 degrees downtown. 43 now in falls church. 46 degrees in arlington. 46 in frederick, maryland. 48 degrees in gaithersburg and germantown. pretty goo looking day on the way today. high pressure in charge. plenty osunshine, warmth. high temperatures in the low and mid-70s this afternoon for a time. good weather for that. the colts and redskins kick it off here on nbc 4. kickoff temperatures 65. if you're planni on goingo the game bring your sweater or jack jacket. if you're aaron your space heater and your duraflame log. >> bring your aaron. >> wool scarf. mid-50s by game's end. >> thank you, chuck. the search is on this morning for a woman who disappeared while roeing on the occoan river. she leftrom sandy run by noon but never returned. her boat was found capsized on the river. her family says she is an experienced boater who was
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preparing for a race today. five men cnected to the murder of a man -- to the death after man outside a u street bar now out of jail on lesser charges. the five d.c. nine bar worker were arraigned on charges of aggravated assault. police say ali ahmed mohammed died early friday morning after being kicked and stomped by the employees. he had allegedly thrown a brick through the bar's window after being kicked out of the club. alexandria cap drivers will not be punished if they do not mind their manners. a controversial proposal that would have regulated the actions. they will face fines rather than suspension if a complaint is filed against them. and those are some of the stories making news today. next is nbc 4's viewpoint. we'll be back in a few minutes with an update. od morning, everyone. and welcome to "viewpoint." our topic is organ nation. the growing demand and what we can all do to help. our guest in the studio with us
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this sunday morning are jo ogden, senior public affairs associate, washington regional transplant community. we also have with us a heart transplant recipient and a doctor who is the founder and president of the national motep, a transplant education program here at howard university. welcome to you all and welcome back, doctor. great to see you again. let's start out, i guess, and give our viewers a number how many people are currently, maybe roughly, waiting for an organ or tissue donation right now across our country? >> more th 108,000 people are waiting for organs. that doesn't include the tissues but waiting for organs. we talk about kidneys, heart, lung, kidney and small intestines. when you consider that really we only do about 30,000 ansplants a year, that gives you an idea of the wide disparity between
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donors who give andhose waiting to receive. so when you have a difference of about 70,000 you can see why nearly 18 people die every single day because of the shortage. >> and we do say 18. that's hard for people to imagine that every day you can expect that. are these people who have been on the waiting list for weeks, months, or how long? >> well, it depends. the average wait for a kidney and the doctor can april test is four to six even upwards of seven years. those are folks on dialysis three to four times a ek, three to four hours, maybe five hours a day but then others, folks waiting for heart transplants, folks who are waiting for a liver or a lung and depending on their medical need, their medical urgency, they may have only months or weeks to live and those are the people who are dying, literally, every day.
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and as dr. calendar mentioned with those 18 people dying every day, another individual is added every 11 minutes to the national waiting list. sohis is really a health care crisis in all reality and that's why we need to bring more awareness, to educate folks as to how they can regier as donors and to promote in their community. >> we'll put up your website and throughout the half hour i want to get into how people can help out. jim, i want to bring you in because it w back in 2005 where you had your heart transplant. tell us about what happened. >> going through cardio my on think and i had ju lost a dad ten years ago of that. i had just lost my daughter in 7. seemed the heart valve hit me and my pcess going through the washington hospital center,
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going through the pross of evaluation and figure i was a potential candidate for trant plantation. it took them maybe four or five months to work me up to get me on the list and once on the list i stayed on the list approximately eight months. ght months. now through the eight mnths there were several candidates that come in but n they deal with this 90%. they don't just place hearts in anymore because of the type so they get you close. a couple of tm came by, they moved to other people and one day they came up, they had three. and they di three that very same day. >> when it rains it pours. >> on the 11th. it's a blessing for me to sit here and help and to be aan testament. had i not known dr. calendar ten years before who educated me,
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his sff, and me going through the process of my family history, i probabl too, would be one of the 18 that probably would have been transitioned over. >> a success story here, doctor. when jim mentioned the four months, that was to get him strong enough for surgery, is that right? >> that's to thoroughly evaluate his capability to withstand the surgery and also get in shape so he can then do all the typing andlood testing so that when the right organ comes along, he could get it. >> when that rightmatch omes along, doctor, how often is it an easy result? is that improving? >> everything about transplantation is improving including the medicationsthe time you have to stay in the hospital ishorter.
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the ease with which you rover is faster. medicines are more effient. everything is improving so that you see this healthy looking heart transplant recipient. one look at him tells the story. >> fifth year anniversary. congratulations and happy five birthda birthdays. john, as we throw to break, let's start out with maybe one or two tips of what people can do out there. if they want to bome an organ donor. >> talk to your family about it. organ donation is an end of life decision and something you should share with your family members. once you've taed to your family members and made that decision the most importan thing to do after that is to actually take the time to register as an organ and tissue donor. there are two ways. most people do it at the dmv when they get their driver's license. they can check the box that says, yes. but for those who don't have it on their license and perhaps it isn't up for renewal another several years th can do it
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online. we've tried to make it easy for virginia, maryland and d.c. residents. they all can go to our website which is be aonor and once there they can register online. everything is done on the internet. we try to make it quick and easy for folks. it is vitally important to have that discussion with your family. >> that's wonderful. all right. let's put up the website as we throw to break and come back to "viewpoint." if you'd like to find out more information, there's the phone number this or the washington regional website. ♪
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♪ tell everybody else bob ehrlich says he wants to fix maryland. but he increased state spending by record amounts. ehrlich raised $3 billion in taxes and fees... including property taxes... and a 40% increase college tuition. and now he's made er $1 billion in new promises... with no plans to pay for them... except for cutting education. cuts that will lay off teachers and increaselass sizes. that's not a budget. and bob ehrlich's not the kind of leer... we can trust. and welcome back. our topic is organ donation. you had your heart transplant five years ago now. what's it like being on that waiting list for eight months? >> jim, it's very intense and
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i'm not goingo say stressful because you're at the hospital's call. so wh the phone call comes it's no hesition. you need to immediately respond to the need and going through that and keeping yourself healthy and keeping your existent organ in a condition to keep going. three months into the waiting list process they put a defibrillator in me because of the weakening of the valve. which paced my heart and shocked my heart if possible it slowed down or sped up. so it was a challenging time for me. it was a very learn and grow process to understand that just in the twinkling of an eye it could all be over. >> and, doctor, emotionally how do you address that with someone who is waiting?
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it has to be a roller coaster, i would imagine. >> i think the most important thing is to give them hope. take it from a positive perspective and to think at that one day you'll get an organ and be ready for it when it comes. and therefore to stay in touch and if there's anything that goes wrong before to let us know immediately. those, i think, are the most important things as the patient waits and to stay in touch and to be sure that if you're going to go out of town you have to let us know because we need to be able to find you on a moment's notice. >> john, we were talking during the break or before the show about how many livesne donor can touch. i was shocked it to hear this number. >> a lot of people don't know . the fact is that single organ donor can can save or enhance the lives of upwards of 50, maybe even more individuals and that through both gan and tissue donation. more commonly folks can save t
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lives of upwards of nine people. that's the donation of the kidneys, both the lungs, the heart, the liver, the pancreas. even the small intestine as well and through tissue dounation -- and when we talk about tissue donation we talk corneas, skin for burn victims, bone to create grafts and a nber of different things including veins. that's where the number can get even higher so you can save or enhance. you're not only going to have an impactn just one life, you have the potentia to impact possibly dozens. >> and some people don't realize the age goes pretty far. for example, people can donate above the age of 60 and0 for certain tissues. some people think they're too old. as long as they don't have infection or cancer, they are not too old to donate. >> that's great to hear. >> we've recovered organs from
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patients in 70s and 80s. >> you don't know who donated their heart to u. >> no, sir. >> is that common or uncommon or it depends? >> it depend on the circumstance but there are two sides to the story. there's the donor family whose loved one has passed away and many times that family is devastated at the loss of eir loved one. in many cases it's sudden. on the other side you have the recipient who -- and you can speak more to is -- may sometimes experience a form of survivor's guilt and even what do you say to someone who has afwr agreed to donate a loved one's organs. >> i would say the most impressive sight i've ever seen in my lifeas when i saw a donor family meet the transplt recipient of their son's heart and the love thatas permeated
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through that grabbing and hugging and kissing and sharing was something i will never forget. >> knowing they're living on. what an impact. >> living on in your body. >> now, for inance, we don't know or do we know the age of -- could you have a 20-year-old's heart in you pumping right now? >> one of the things i believe, jim, and one letter that came by to our family is that it was a ung person. not getting into a whole lot of details about it because of the pain and suffering that is on both sides. also wh the pain there's joy. but we don't know the heart, as john said, of the donor and what condition that family was in.
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it is truly a blessing. >> i want to talk more about your story a your daughter's story when we come back. as wgo to break again, i'm going to put up both web addresses and phone numbs, too. if you'd like to become a dor or how to become a donor, here are the numbers and web addresses.
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rescuers will rese their search for a boater who disappeared on the occoquan river. she was last seen at sandy run region park fairfax station. her boat was found capsized in the river. a woman is alive this woman. that's not a big deal until you
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realize police thought she was dead for several days. they found the 89-year-old woman motionless on the floor of her home earlier this month. someone from the state anatomy board s about to take her away when she let out a cry and moved her arm. she is now in hospice care. and crews hope to have all of constitution avenue open in time for tomorrow's morning rush. constitution is still closed between ninth and 12th streets because of a water main break friday night near the national mall. we'll have more in about 15 minutes. now back to "viewpoints." and welcome. welce back to "viewpoints." organ donation and how we can all help and how easy it is to help. we wanted to return to jim. you were talking about family and their pain and who better to address that. we know you received your heart
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and you are healthy. you can live a full life with the heart you recved back if 2005. back in 1997 your daughter who was 9 at the time was not as fortunate. tell us what happened. >> jim, my daughter at the age of 9 developed cardio myopathy whichas rare back then. the medicines that they were prescribing adults they were trying tbreak down to try to prescribe to a 9-year-old. and through the process of trying to get her prepared for transplantation me and my family met dr. calendar and his staff at howard university who were interested in her story. and what they did, they helped us at a time of pain and grief mowing that our daughter was
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sinking -- my oldest daughter was sinking and fastly before our eyes. transplantation was just not that awareness -- it was not as brad broad at that time as it is no she was between a small adult and a child. so suddenly she slowly went on in her transition but we still stayed in contact with motep and supported motep in any endeavor that they had. and since that time we've been faithful to them. even now i'm still a donor. i can't donate the heart but i still can donate the other organs of my body. >> that wonderful. >> so if we can share to give life, i would encourage viewers. >> thank you for sharing that story, jim.
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doctor, i think it's wonderful how you two met. but talk a little bit about it has to be so difficult when we're talking about young children and the wait for them. is it more challenging to find a match for someone who is a child? >> it's more challenging because the size of the organ has limitations. you have the smaller person and need to have a smaller organ and for that reason it was so important to go out into the community and to campaign and try to get people to donate and as you said, thi family was supportive in every way. not in some ways, in every way, in trying to get the message out to the community and the community trieto rally to the challenge but they just didn't do it in time. >> john, how can can we sign up a minor? >> it dends on the state you live. the majority of min minors cann register.
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their families have to be involved, their parents. in most cases if there is a traumatic injury to the brain when we're dealing with a minor the parents obviously will be talked to and the prospect will be bught to them. but it's important for families to talk about this in general but regardless of your age. the more you talk about it at home, the more when that time comes folks will be -- will understand the process. will be open to the opportunity of really giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. >> we were talking about this huge gap between the number of donorsnd the number of people in need of a transplant. there is a tremends gap among certain ethnic minorities. why is that gap so large and how big is the gap? >> well, the gap is enormous. when you talk to 18 people dying daily, half of tem are minorities. now from a positive perspective,
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and i like to talk about the positives before i go to the negative, from a positive perspectivsince we've been involved in this issue, the number of donations from the minority community has doubled. increased from 15% to now 30% of the donors are minorities. so things have improved. it's just we're so afflicted and affected by hypertension and by diabetes that we need more organs. >> that would mean kidneys for one, right? >> kidneys especially. river as well and heart as well. so that theeed is greater in the minority population meaning the african-american, the la latino, hispanic and the asian minority population as well as the native american. all afflicted and affected more so that the white population. >> well, we'll pick it up there. it's good to know th numbers are turning but there's one way
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to go. john, we'll talk how we can get everybody involved when we come back after the break stick around.
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approximately 74 people every day receive a transplant. john, tell us aittle bit about what wr it tc does to make it happen for so ny people. >> sure. washington regional transplant community is a federally des designated oan procurement organization. that means the federal government has charged us with recovering organs and tissues for use in transplant surgeries and for research awell. if a patient dies in a
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washington, d.c., area hospital, a chain of events is s in place we'll get a phone call from the hospital. we'll go onsite to the hospital in the case of or gap donation and evaluate the availability of e organs from deceased individual. that's one of the things we do. the other thing is provide bereavement care and services for the family members that those donors leave behind so we provide them with grief seminars and with a quilt projecthere they can memorialize their loved one on a quilt square. we provide them the opportunity to potentially communicate with the recipient of their led one's organs and tissues and the third thing is we're out there in the community every day just educating folks about the importance of registering as an organ tissue donor whether you do it at the dmv or online. we're out there in the community talking to churches. we're talking to schools. we're lking to the dmv customer service folks who are out there on the front lines dealing with customers who may
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have questions about organ and tissue donation so we're doing a number of different things and partner on a number of them. >> let's talk about motep and you've been at this for a long time. and the role of mop is one, education, would you say? >> well, we -- our goal is to, number one, get people to love themselves, take care of themselves and prevent the need for organ transplantation. and then after that we want to increase the number of organ tissuedons. there's such a tremendous need. one of the things you didn't mention is the fact wrtc has done a tremendous job in the minority community where i've seen the consent rate increase from 10% to where it is now above 50% and one of the leading organizations in the country in terms of minority donation increases so that i think that the partnership between wrtc and motep s been one that is very successful. >> that's wonderful. it's nice to see. >> it's a long way to go.
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>> i want to wrap upith you, if inge, and a message that you would have for people who, one, maybe are considering becoming an organ donor. what would you tell th? >> wl, i would first tell them in their consideration look at it as an eternal process of them carrying on to help and hope for a victim of circumstance. and i just wish everyone that they could be an organ or a tissue transplant donor because you never know. >> we have just a few seconds because i want to ask you, too, what would you tell somebody w is waiting for an or gap? >> to continue to take care of themselves, first, to love yourself and take care of yourself. if you love and take care of yourself, help will be on the way. >> this has been such an enlightening half hour. we've learned a lot and you've ma it easy to relate to the story and find out how we can get involved. just as simple as i did on my
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license but talk to the family and anyo you know about it. thank you. great to see you aga. we thank you for joining us this sunday morning. enjoy e rest of your weekend. now become to "news 4 today." the police chief calls it vigilante justice. the family calls it murder. the charges have been reduced o beating a man to death. i'm kimberly suiters. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. it's sunday, october 17th, 2010. a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell is here with us with all the details on at. >> yes, indeed. another nice looking day. this is three weekends in a row wi a lot more sunshine than cloud cover. last weekend was a beauty.
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this one is turning out just fine. ything you have to do outside whether it's mow the lawn, walk the dog, wash the car, it's good weather. bright sunshine is just about ready to ce into view of our camera. the sunhas snuck up over the eastern horizon. 49 degrees here in washington. our first stumble below the 50-degree mark this fall at national airport. 37, though, in manassas. 45 in quantico. 41 degrees in waorf this morning. 47 degrees in potomac, maryland. clear skies overhead. we might have a few clouds later on this afternoon but plenty of sunshine. plenty of warmth today. tempatures in the low to mid-70s. sun came up at 7:19 and down to 6:26. the colts and the dskins almost could have wished for a windy, rainy, messy, sloppy day. the domed team would have had more trouble. nonetheless, i think the redskins can win even in the nice weather. i think. >> we hope. >> we're pulling for them.
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>> pulling hard. thank you, chuck. in the news now scue crews are back on the water now this morning searching for a woman who disappeared on the occoquan river. family members say the missing woman knew thewater well and always makes a point to check in. she put her boat in the water yesterday and hasn't been seen sin since. >> reporter: the missing woman's son tells me she is very experienced on the water in fact she comes out here to the occoquan river very often and does practice runs. relatives have no idea what may have happened out here today. a missing boater's husband and son wait and worry as searchers continue to look for the 65-year-old woman. fairfax county fire and rescue officials say she went out on the river in her skull boaat sandy run regional park in fairfax around noon and hasn't been seen since. workers at the park realized something was wrong late in the afternoon. >> ty had a check-in system, a check-out system and noticed
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around 5:30 that she had not checked in. they noticed her boat wasn't inside the boathouse. her car was still in the parking lot so they decided, hey, let's go out and look for her. >> reporter: all they found was the won's capsized boat in the river. those workers called 911 launching an all-out search. authorities using a helicopter and four boats but have not found the woman. so far they're not releasing her name. >> eryone who works here, they know her. she's how they knew she was missing. she comes out almost every day. i think she was getting ready for a race tomorrow so she came to get warmed up for that. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4 today. men accused in the murder of a man areow out of jail and on lesser charges. the five d.c. 9 bar workers were arraigned on charges of aggravated assault. ali ahmed mohammed died early friday morning after being
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kicked be a stomped. police say the bar workerswere upset mohammed had thrown a brk through a bar window after being kicked out of the club. one of the men's attorneys says there is no way his clie could be a murderer. >> anyone who knows bill spieler with quickly understand he's incapable of hurting anyone. >> those who were there at that time are also witness. we depend on them. >> after being releed all five of the men were placed under a high intensity supervision program including electronic monitori monitoring. they will return to court november 8th for a preliminary hearing. d.c. water crews are still working to repair a large war main that burst near the national mall. that break happened after 10:00 friday night near ninth street and constitution avenue. constitution remains closed ts morning between 9th and 12th streets. crews plan to have the main fixed some time this morning.
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they hope to have road repairs and the street reopened by rush hour tomorrow morning. alexandria cab drivers won't be forced to mind their manners. the city council did arove some new rules, though, but they did not include a controversial proposal that would regulate drivers' manners. the ordinance would have required cab drivers to be nice to their passengers and the general public. punishment could have included fines or suspended driver's licenses. officials say they didn't think the measure was fair to cabbies. >> going down a slippery slope doing something th affects one industry, the tax industry is that is not fair and equitable to be applied acrosshe board citywide. >> drivers must take two dispat calls per day. that's on top of folks who hail taxis. also drivers will now face fines rather than suspensions from work if a complaint is filed against them. a maryland woman is alive
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this morning. that doesn't sound like much of a news headline until you realize police thought she had been dead for several days. police found 89-year-old ruth johnson motionless on the floor of they are home back on october 1st. the officers sai it looked like she had been there for some time. three hours later a member of the state anatomy board went to take her body away. johnson indicated she wanted to donate her body to science. at that moment johnson let out cry and moved an arm. she was rushed to a hospital and was released three dys ago. she has since been placed in hospice care. there's an investigation into the police initial response. turning to orts and major league baseball's playoffs, the first game of the championship series boasted two of the best pitchers in the game. roy halladay and tim lincecum. but the star of the game was a giants hitter. outfielder cody ross hit two solo home runs in the giants 4-3 win to take a 1-0 series lead. lincum got the win going seven innings while striking out eight.
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game two of the series is tonight. sanchez squares off against roy oswalt. meanwhile, there was no yankee comeback in it game two of the mesh league championship series. they pounded the bronx bombers 7-2 tying up 1-1. game three of the series set for monday. wel the caps need overtime in nashville and a major upset in college football. >> hakem dermish has those stories and more if in our orts in a minute. good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with hockey. capitals on the road in nashville. a thriller in music city. the game tied at 2-2 in overtime. alex ovechkin shoots but is deflected by brooks neuvirth. stellar in net, made 37 saves. the caps win 3-2 in overtime. they've won four straight. college football, maryland at clemson. danny o'brien threw three interceptions including one returned for a touchdown.
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the terps lose to the tigers 31-7. it's maryland's tenth straight road loss. virginia tech hosting wake fore forest. tyrod taylor had three passing, one rushing. they go on to win big. virginia tech has won five straight. ohio state on the road at number 18 wisconsin. late fourth quarter and they seal it. james white scores the touchdown. the badgers upset the buckeyes. it's the second straight week a number one is knocked off. elsewhere virginia loses 44-10 to north carolina and navy defeats smu 28-21. later tonight it's the redskins and colts at 8:20 here on nbc 4. that's your sports minute. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. 7:39. 55 degrees outside. still one of the nation's leading finanal planners offers her advice on wh you can do to survive as the economy rebounds. >> and one woman learns the hard
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some local high school students got an early jump on the college and job applicatio process this weekend. congresswoman donna edwards hosted her second annual college
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and career fair at northwestern high school on saturday. more than 50 colleges and universities and training centers were in attendance there. there were workshops on financial aid and college iting applications. >> it's good those studentare thinking ahead because finding their first job may be a difficult task. there has been little relief to the struggling job market and housing and business sectors aren't faring better. suze orman says americans may have to change their outlook on what's iportant in life in order to make it through. >> you're into the going to see real estate skyrocket anytime soon if ever again. you're not going to see all the jobs come back overnight if ever, i'm so sorry to say, so you have to look at things differently. what are the small things tha would make you happy? so when you look at life that way you may just find small is better than rge. >> the problem is it's that $10 latte that makes me happy.
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orman says siors are one of the hardest hit groups. social security payments have not increased in two years and businesses are less likely to hire them. surveillance video caught a foiled trash b bandit in action. >> not trash bag like you would pically think. cameras recorded the attempted jewelry store robby near el paso, texas. this started outside where a woman slipped a black garbage bag over her head. makes sense -- no, it doesn't make sense. she walked in armed with a 12-inch knife. the store owner chased her around the store wth a pink stun gun. a customer tackled the bandit and held her. officers arrested her and the guy you see there waiting outside with the would-be getaway wheelchair. >> the would-be getaway vehicle, a wheelchair. >> somebody needs some help. serious help. 7:44 right now. the "today" show is here to help
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us. it starts at 8:00. >> lester holt joins us live from new york. hey, lester. >> i have nothing that will top that. >> neither do i. >> why not a paperbag. >> there you goeing logical. >> how about some eye holes? why am i giving advice to a robber? i have no idea. let meell you what's coming up this morning on "today." the homestretch, trying to stem a repuican takeover in congress. president obama hits the trail and republicans hit back with their own top guns. the latest on the big push to the election. for the first time since being rescued the freed chilean miners speak out. they appeared alongside our open natalie morales. what did they say? we'll find out. plus, candid conversation, condoleezza rice reveals the personal struggles to the white house while paying tribute to her parents for guiding her on the historic journey. my interview with the former secretary of state is coming up. and a mom for all. the actress to played jean
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cleaver has tied. we'll look back on her le and talk to jerry mathers live who played beaver, of course. we'll ee you a bit later on "today." kimberly andaaron, back to you. >> so did the miners get their $ $20 million? >> well, that's what they're hoping. they'rtelling their story on some levels but they want cash to tell it in a big way. >> natalie didn't bring a big bag or anything? >> i don't think so. >> okay. thanks, lester. >> but i'm going to ask her. 7:46. 57 degrees outside. chuck, you say things are really going to warm up today. >> loing like a great outdoor weather day. mother nature decided to take it easy on us for the third weekend in a row. that's all right by me. a complete check of your sunday forecast. if you fht to sleep in the middle of the night,
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7:48 right now. 56 degrees outside. going to be a good one. >> yeah, lotof sun and warmer. looks like he's shivering from here. >> you have no idea. >> it' going to be any warmer today? yes, a lovely day. plenty of sunshine to get you warmed up and thawed out. mother nature taking ieasy on us. plenty of sunshine. perfect weather for the redskins game coming up tonight here on nbc 4 in case you're not one of the 90,000 lucky ones who have a tick to the game and pretty much anything else you want to do today. get outside and enjoy your sunday. a beautiful, clear sky starts us off a sunday morning here in the nation's capital. temperatures have gotten nice and chilly. typical for october. we actually made it down below 50 degrees at national airport. i took a look back. is this abounormal? yes, it is.
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october 11th, 2006, in the last five years, that was our earliest trip below 50. in005 that was our latest time below 50. so average that out around the middle of october and today is, of course, the 17th. pretty close to the middle. a mostly clear sky. 41 is the dew point. light south breeze at 7 miles an hour. quite a few upper 30s on the map squatered across loudoun county, fauquier, down into prince william. otherwise most everybody else starting off in the mid to upper 40s today. no real shots of warm or cold air coming our way for today so a nice day. less wind than yestery. the winds gusted over 30 miles an hour for quite a stretch of time. today that will not be the case. 10 to 15 miles an hour but without all the gustiness of
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yesterday. a nice y for today. not going to be able to keep the great weathe around for too much longer, though. a weak weath front will be slipping late tonight into morrow and then as it sort of washes out and lays out across southern virginia it sets the stage for a little increase in some cloud cover by mid to late tomorrow afternoon and an opportunity as a ripple of low pressure riding through the jet stre here sneaks down our way as we get into late monday night into tuesday morning. that's when i think our next chance of actual rainfall returns to the area. fall foliage, some color around town but the best color still in the high spots west of the blue ridge. your sunday forecast filled with sunshine. nice and warm today. temperatures into the low and mid-70s. for tomorrow starting of with sunshine on your monday morning but clouds coming back by tomorrow afternoon. highs as a result will be holding in the 60s. don't want to forget our ravens fans. they are on the road taking on the patriots. good weather for that game.
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no rain up there. and no rain here for the redskins and the colts either. 75 today. 69 tomorrow with the clouds coming back. a chance of light rain showers around here for tuesday lingering into about the first half of the day on wednesday before more great october weather comes our way. now that we're belo 50 for the first time i suspect we should be able to get down below 50 many more times between now and next april. >> aaron is really relieved to hear that. >> i'm se he is. >> i appreciate the warnin >> thanks, chuck. the capitalneed overtime to decide their game with the predators and the terps hope to pull off an upset on the road in clemson. >> hakem dermish has more in this morning's sports. good morning, everyone, we're talking hockey. game of the night in nashville. the surging capitals against the unbeaten pdators. michael neuvirth is in the top ten in goaltenders. meanwhile nashville's offense ranks fifth in goals per game. caps versus preds, it's music city madness.
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neuv neuvirth and the capitals down 2-0. late second periodhere we start, caps on the power play but, uh-oh, they lose the puck and nashville, here th come. joel ward out front all by his lonesome on the breakaway but neuvirth big time save. he finished with 37 saves in the game. third period now, caps trail 2-1. off the face-off behind the net, brooks laich gets the puck. it's fleischman johnny-on-the-spot, shoots and scores. game tied at 2-2. stays that way after three periods. we go to overtime. in ot, caps on the power play again. pass to alex ovechkin. check it out here. big-time slap shot deflected by brooks laich in front. it's the game-winner. caps win it 3-2 in overtime. they've won fo in a row. college football now. after sterday's game at clemson, maryland head coach ralph friedgen said this. sometimes i think our guys think we're on an amusement trip.
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after an exhative google search the closest amusement park to kleclemson is about two hours away. yesterday afternoon the terps looked like they staggered off the field losing their tenth straight game. we'rat death vallenot six flags. exchanging pleasantries. second quarter, first and goal for maryland. danny o'brien to darryscott. terps get sneaky. half back pass. scott to o'brien. maryland touchdown. terps in front 7-3. ensuing kickoff, ellington had a big game. takes it to the 13 yard line. breaks through the middle. wow. terps trying to track him down buhe's too fast. 87 yards for the touchdown. ellington finished with two tds. clemson in front, 10-7. fourth quarter now, terps trail 24-7. trying to get back into it. o'brien looking for his guy but
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xavier brewer picks it off. returns it 61 yards for the score. o'brien, who hadn't thrown an interception this season, threw three yesterday. maryland falls to 4-2. we're in blacksburg. frank beamer and the hokies playing wake forest on homecoming. first quarter, no score. third and goal. taylor. this is pretty sweet. up to lon thomas. he'she backup quarterback. he can catch, folks. take another look. one-handed grab. virginia th up 7-0. a sign of thgs to come. later, more hokies. taylor with time. i mean a ton of time. here comes the pressure. spins out, runs back across the field and finds a wide open danny cole for a 25-yard touchdown. taylor had four touchdowns, three passing, one rushing. 49 points in the first half. they go on to win 52-21. virginia tech has won five straight. we're in charlottesville.
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cavaliers hosting north carolina. the first play of the game not go for virginia. the tar heels strike. t.j. yates to dwight jones, the big fellow. slips a couple tackles. he's going down the sideline and he's saying bye-bye. 81 yards for the touchdown. north carolina on top 0. ouch. later in the first, carolina leads 10-3 and the same two guys again. yates to jones. the combo is working. to the end zone. makes the catch. 20-yard score. north carolina defeats mike london and the caps 44-10. it's the tar heels first win at virginia since 1981. all right. in annapolis navy taking on smu. under two minutes to play. smu with the ball. the throw anpicked off by navy's tyler simmons. wow.
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he's a playmaker. that changes the game instantly. now navy with chance to win it. handoff to alexander teach. he goes untouched into the checkerboard end zone. navy wins a thriller 28-21 improving to 4-2 jim tressel and the buckeyes on the roadt wisconsin. he has his sweater vest on. it didn't work in this game. opening kickoff, badgers come out swinging. i mean just a knock in the mouth. from the 3 yard line finds a seam. gone. an abundance of running. it's 7-0, sconsin, just like that. fourth quarter, badgers up by three. ball goes to james white. this is smooth. check out the nice cut back right here. he's in for six. wisconsin upsets number one io state 31-18. it's the second we in a row a
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number one is knocked off. that's your morning sports. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. and for redsns fans if you're heading to the game tonight you'll still be able to take the metro home. metro will stay open an additional hour this sunday for the crowds. it will close at 1:00 a.m. if the game doesn't go into overtime. the last blue line train heading to franconia/springfld will depart 12:44. extra personnel will be on hand to help out riders. >> volunteers in norp virginia rolled up their sleeves to help clean up the potomac river. teams fanned out in alexandria and picked up trash that might otherwise make its way into the war. one group started at founders park. another started at the bay park. people have participated in this event for the first 15 years rain or shine and they had a lot of sunshine yesterday to do it. >> job well done. sometimes it just takes a little something from everybody.
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>> more sunshine today. we are very happy about that. up into the 70s which is bonus materi material. mid to upper 60s so these 70-degree days getting fewer and farther between. >> and that is it fo news 4 today. we're going to come back in 25 minutes with the local news update. >> and join us again at 9:00 a.m. for a full hour of news. until then have a great morning. ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbhing? why not? have you ever climd a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wi? why not? it's a possible in the nation of why not.

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